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May. 17th, 2013 @ 09:35 pm Final pin
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The 'end boss' of pins: my pin of Gundam Front Tokyo. They're only available from two gashapon (capsule toy) machines that stand behind the life-sized Gundam statue in front of Diver City Odaiba in Tokyo. This being a gashapon machine, you never know which one you're going to get -- and of course the numbers of the pins vary... I got lucky: I got the rare pin on my first (and only) try!
This is easily the most nerdy, specialised pin I have (along with the NERV-pin I got three years ago). And so I chose it as the 'end boss' of my pin week!

Right when I got into the elevator from the parking deck to the reception, I got asked by a random worker what I was wearing. I started to explain, but then she realised I was not a colleague, and she was a bit embarassed by her surprised reaction. ;)
This week, I learned that if you have a reputation for being a bit eccentric, you can get away with wearing weird pins and everyone will see them and politely ignore them. I think I'll make use of that later on!
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From:luna_puella
Date:May 18th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I've really enjoyed your pin saga. And you're right - it' amazing what you get away with when people think you're a bit weird anyway.
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From:fub
Date:May 18th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Ha! I'm glad you liked it -- I enjoyed experimenting with it.
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From:zolphia
Date:May 19th, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
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Even without the eccentric-reputation, I think people can get away with a lot more things than they may realise. As long as something is done from positive emotions (fun, joy, glee), people will react positively on it.

At work, I've only had good comments on the (somewhat non-standard) jewelry I wear and my collection of Threadless t-shirts I go through. In fact, I now have a reputation to up hold. So be careful: people may become disappointed when they don't see a new pin on your jacket! ;)
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From:fub
Date:May 20th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
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As long as something is done from positive emotions (fun, joy, glee), people will react positively on it.
Excellent observation. I think you are right.

So be careful: people may become disappointed when they don't see a new pin on your jacket! ;)
I've still got a way to go before I exhaust all my pins, and it'll take at least a month before I visit that client again. I think I'll manage! :)
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From:gertvr
Date:May 25th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Ik (een regelmatig drager van broches op een gilet) kan dit alleen maar toejuichen natuurlijk ;-) En je pins zijn te mooi om niet te laten zien, ik zou willen dat meer mensen (en dan vooral mannen) dit "durven" te dragen.
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From:fub
Date:May 26th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Nou denk ik niet dat elke pin zomaar geschikt is (sommige zijn wel erg groot), maar een mooie selectie heb ik wel kunnen maken. Men zou wat meer moeten durven wat van zichzelf te laten zien.
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